WHS BASEBALL: Wildcats Lose Heartbreaker, 1-0, In Pitchers’ Duel

WILMINGTON, MA — The WHS Varsity Baseball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to Belmont High, 1-0, on Wednesday, April 19 at Scanlon Field.

This battle of undefeated teams featured a pitching duel between Belmont’s Joe Espelin and Wilmington’s Dan Gracia.  Both pitched impressive games.  Espelin recorded 19 strikeouts, while surrendering 4 hits and 1 walk.  Gracia recorded 4 strikeouts, while surrendering 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 earned run.

On a quiet day at the plate for both teams, Jared Aucoin led the way for the Wildcats with 2 hits.  Tom Worob and Matt Rideout each chipped in with a hit of their own.

The Wildcats played stellar defense, turning a key double play and throwing a runner out trying to stretch a single into a double in the 6th inning.  Also of note, catcher Rob Ducharme threw out a pinch runner attempting to steal in the 7th inning.

UP NEXT: The Wildcats (3-1) next play Melrose High on Friday, April 21 at 3:45pm at Morelli Field in Melrose.

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